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City Manager's Office
City Manager's Office

About Us

Appointed by the City Council, the City Manager is responsible for the administration of City services and programs, enforcement of the City's Municipal Code and ordinances, and preparation of the annual budget. The City Manager appoints department directors to assist him in carrying out his duties. For more information about the Council/Manager form of government, please visit our Structure of Berkeley Government page.

The City Manager also oversees several divisions and major programs within the City Manager's Office itself.

For a detailed description of the functions of the City Manager's Office and all its divisions, please visit the Citywide Work Plan page at

City Manager's Office Leadership 

 Dee Williams-Ridley, City Manager
Paul Buddenhagen, Deputy City Manager


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City Manager's Office, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-7000
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903